Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)

Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)

Amazingly, this arrived just a few days before I completed Ico, so I thought, while I’m waiting for Super Mario Galaxy to arrive, I’d give it a go. Also, I’m more likely to spot any subtle links between this and Ico if I play it now rather than in six years time…

So far, I’ve watched the lengthy opening cinematic(s), and killed myself a couple of Colossi (which I’m not certain is the right word for multiple Colossuses but my spellchecker didn’t complain and it’s what the game calls them, so anyway…). This has put my save at around 40 minutes, so I’m not really that far in yet.

First impressions are, generally, more positive than they were with Ico, but I can see this possibly becoming dull if all the fights are this similar. The graphics are (mostly) of lower quality than Ico too, and although the giants are well animated, the main character jerks around like he’s got some sort of muscle disorder. Controlling the horse is a right pain too, and I’m not overly keen on the “use the sword to find where you need to go” thing, but that’s a minor point.

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